Information for members of Heidelberg University on publishing in journals of Wiley
The University of Heidelberg joined the nationwide contract with Wiley in 2019, which was negotiated by the DEAL-Konsortium. As a member of the University of Heidelberg, you will thus have access to the entire electronic journals offered by the Wiley publishing house. In addition, you can now publish your scientific articles in Open Access. Your articles will be published under a public domain license (preferably CC-BY).
Further information on licensing in OA journals from Wiley can be found here (German only).
Detailed information on all types of CC-BY licenses can be found here.
All publications are subject to costs within the framework of the DEAL contract with Wiley, which are invoiced differently depending on the publication method. There are the following two ways of publication:
- Hybrid Open Access
Hybrid Open Access is the model for journals in which both Open Access and Closed Access can be chosen. If the Corresponding Author belongs to the University of Heidelberg or another institution that has joined the DEAL agreement with Wiley, the costs are covered by the university's contract; for the time being, authors will not incur any additional publication costs. In order to ensure that your article is actually accessible without restriction, please select during the submission process the option: „Order open access“ or „Yes, make my article open access.“ – We recommend that you choose only this option, also in view of the Open Access Policy of Heidelberg University.
Further information on "Hybrid Open Access" can be found here.
- Gold Open Access
Gold Open Access means that the journal publishes only Open Access articles. These are pure Open Access journals. As Corresponding Author, members of Heidelberg University receive a 20 percent discount on the regular publication fees. The publication costs for gold-open access journals are handled centrally by the University Library and the authors are subsequently invoiced via the University Library. There is no central financing of the costs.
Further information on publication in Gold Open Access can be found Here.
The term of the agreement with Wiley is initially 5 years and ends on December 31, 2023.